American Portraits

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Stand for Justice

In this lesson, students will learn about Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s role in the women’s suffrage movement. They will explore how her actions conformed to the ideas of justice and the many obstacles she had to overcome in achieving her purpose. Through her example, they will learn how they can pursue justice in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Equality

Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Representative / Republican Government

Form of government in which the people are sovereign (the ultimate source of power) and authorize representatives to make and carry out laws.

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